Holiday Season

TUDPS, ORM to offer students free U-locks and helmets
Type: News Story
“Properly placing a U-lock on a bicycle or scooter reduces the likelihood of theft while also making the bike less attractive to opportunistic thieves,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
February 26, 2024
TUDPS to rebuild greenhouse for North Philadelphia high school
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety just started construction on a new greenhouse, with hopes to complete the project this spring.
February 19, 2024
Forever our hero: Remembering Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald
Type: News Story
Fallen Temple University police sergeant will be honored at a plaque dedication on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of his death.
February 15, 2024
Temple University bioengineering student shows appreciation for DPS through art
Type: News Story
 Temple University bioengineering student trades in her textbooks for art supplies, drawing a picture for the Department of Public Safety.    
February 7, 2024
More than half of calls TUPD respond to are off campus, do not involve Temple University students or faculty
Type: News Story
“It just goes to show the connection and the commitment we have to the community, that we’re not just here to serve Temple,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
January 30, 2024
Temple’s police officers, detectives, dispatchers and security officers remain on the Main, Ambler, and the Health Sciences Center campuses, working at all hours to protect the campuses and the surrounding North Philadelphia community. 
While students are away, Department of Public Safety is hard at work to protect campus
Type: News Story
Temple University police officers, dispatchers, detectives, and security officers work 24/7, 365 days a year. 
January 9, 2024
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
Temple University Department of Public Safety hosts children’s holiday party
Type: News Story
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
December 20, 2023
Annual party makes holidays special for some extraordinary kids
Type: News Story
On Dec. 15, the Temple Intergenerational Center held a holiday party for children participating in the Family Friends and Grandma’s Kids programs. Both programs offer support for families led by someone other than the children's biological parents.
December 19, 2012
Fighting holiday hunger is mission of Temple community service effort
Type: News Story
On Monday, Temple student and staff volunteers packed more than 70 boxes with fruits, canned goods, dessert and a turkey to make Thanksgiving meals for local families battling hunger. Staff from the Community Relations and Campus Safety Services offices delivered the packages to faith-based institutions and non-profit organizations for distribution to members of the community.
November 20, 2012
Retailers set to hire more seasonal workers this year
Type: In the Media
October 11, 2012
Go ‘back to the future’ for buying good children’s toys this holiday season
Type: News Story
With the economic pinch hitting the North Pole as much as anywhere else this holiday season, would-be Santa’s should look to be more creative about the toys they buy their young children. Whether it’s high-tech or low-tech, toys should spark imagination and creativity, promote physical activity and encourage social interaction, says Temple University developmental psychologist Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
November 16, 2010